ROB ROSENHECK (Board Chair)
Founder/CEO Galisteo Group
Robert Rosenheck is the Founder and CEO of the Galisteo Group, an investment management and operating team established as a catalyst for meaningful environmental and social change. Operating at the intersection of public, private and academic sectors, we create and support new ventures that improve our world and promote planetary health.
Rob’s work as an artist, advocate and entrepreneur has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, People and The New Yorker. Rob has advised clients including General Mills, Sony Music, Viacom, Puma, Credit Suisse and Planned Parenthood.
Rob was the Founder and CEO of Lord Jones, the first cannabis brand to partner with mainstream industry leaders including Equinox, Sephora, SoulCycle and the Standard Hotels. In 2019, Lord Jones was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and was acquired later that year.
Rob’s environmental work includes helping remediate chemical contamination on Native American tribal lands, serving as a founding Board Member of the Green Burial Council, as a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and as the first ever artist-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park.
Rob is author of The Love Book (MacMillan USA), a celebration of diversity and inclusion described by the New York Times as "not only witty but downright courageous" and by Entertainment Weekly as "an amazing chronicle of guerrilla goodwill." He has taught at the Graduate School of Fine Art at the University of Pennsylvania and has produced public and private exhibitions and installations including a Creative Time commission for the 42nd Street Art Project and a performance/video installation in Prince’s home for the music icon’s 2008 Oscar Party.
Rob is a life-long preservationist and serves as co-curator of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Angeles. Considered a masterwork of twentieth century architecture, The Ennis House is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (No. 149), a California Historic Landmark (No. 1011) and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.